Michael Wood: At the Movies

Ousmane​ Sembène’s Mandabi (1968), now available in a restored print, was the first full-length feature film whose characters speak an African language. Small bits of French...


Jeff VanderMeer on the Saga of The Festival of the Freshwater Squid

Of those traumatic events surrounding the Festival of the Freshwater Squid, I must now finally write...

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Assembly by Natasha Brown review – the grind of everyday prejudice

This concise, emotive debut novel skilfully describes a black British woman’s life informed by raci...

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Bethnal Green library helped us win the war. Don't let a pandemic close it

When German bombs crashed through its roof, the London library moved underground, providing books –...

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The Disorienting World of New York’s Social Elite

My mother was beautiful. Most people are understandably dubious of this claim, probably assuming tha...

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‘I Wanted to Paint What I Know’: An Interview with Jordan Casteel

“What’s it like to have the entire place to yourself?” the security guard at the New Museum—an o...

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A new Jane Austen anthology series is coming to the CW.

It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . that the CW is developing an anthology series inspired ...

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